“…simply make things better for someone else, as if I were to be born again, and that someone else, and it doesn't have to be me, but it could be someone like me, that they would have a better life than I had, that everyone was better. There is something seriously wrong with everyone, and that is something I observed when I was very young. We are the problem, and we need to become better, because we are fucking everything up.”
“So this is who I am. There is something seriously wrong with everyone and we need to fix it, if not for us, then for the future generations."
"Everything I have done in this life, and everything I will do, is for this purpose.”

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Approach your mind defensively 288

Setting up defenses. So why is it important to be defensive when it comes to the process of walking the mind? And what do I mean by defensive?

So the mind is in its nature, offensive. Meaning that it will bring up thoughts and reactions within you. It doesn't wait for you. So in that sense the mind is offensive all the time. You can see this for yourself. When you make a decision to do something, no matter what it may be, your mind will find some way to bring itself up in what you decided. So it is also true that there is no escaping the mind's offense. It is a guarantee that the mind will attack. So that is why it is important to set up and prepare a proper defense. Why?

In various war games I have played there revealed important themes like the importance of setting up a proper defense, which meant placing/positioning your armies in the most advantageous positions, as well as building structures that would give you the upper hand. Because what is one thing that all offensive and defensive scenarios have in common? The offensive ones have to do the work of traveling to wherever it is that they want to attack. That travel or movement means that the offensive move will place a strain on itself, while on the other hand you have the defensive team and they can just sit and wait and so they will be well-rested. But how does this play out in real life?

So because you know the mind will come at you with what it's got, all you have to do is to focus on living your life, and simply be prepared. Please don't confuse the example I gave with what you physically do with your body, which would be just to sit around and wait around, which some religions/spiritualities make that mistake where people do just sit around and do nothing. That would be the same as letting the mind win as well. So what I am actually saying is to live your life, and be on the ready and on the defensive when it comes to your mind. For example, when a thought comes, do NOT immediately accept it, but do question it. So in that sense, be defensive, which would be to protect your decisions, your directions, who you are in this moment. Because the mind is and will be attacking your decisions and your decisions as well as who you are.

Now I certainly hope what I explained is clear. It certainly is clear to me. So now I will turn my attention to one interesting backchat or reaction that may exist within you, because it has existed in me. Where you think that when you become defensive, you have memories of people saying, "why are you getting so defensive?" in a tone of voice that says what you are doing is invalid, unacceptable. So perhaps in such moments, the persons were showing you that you were indeed in reaction. But, it is also possible that you were getting defensive for the right reasons. So, what is important here is not so much what was going on in these memories, but that you let go of any emotional reactions associated to being defensive, where there might be the belief that you cannot EVER be defensive. So why is this an important point? Because if you react to being defensive, then your mind has already won. Let me explain.

So what I saw in my life experience is that when I reacted to defending myself from the mind, I took a stance of neutrality. This meant that I was neither being offensive or defensive to what the mind came up. And the result was that I would simply accept and allow whatever came up to some degree or another. So this is the ideal victory for the mind, where you are completely submissive and enslaved. Now, a common mistake that is made is to believe that you must be offensive. This is a mistake because your mind is fueled by conflict, and so fighting it will only provide it with more energy. The best is to always simply be prepared in each moment, and wear the mind down through not accepting and allowing the mind to interfere with who you are, and releasing and forgiving each reaction that comes up in the moment. As they say, this is a Marathon, not a race. So you have to expect and prepare yourself for the long haul. And energy of the mind, always runs out.

So for those walking the process of stepping out of the mind and into the physical, this perspective can be invaluable if one really dedicates oneself to no longer accept and allow the mind, which is a process, and takes time. So part of that time can be spent in deciding/determining your best responses and moves with your mind. So that your relationship to your mind becomes so that it is only a tool that you use in daily life.
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May you all achieve success!

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